Forward: I drafted this blog post two days ago when the story broke. I waited until today to hit the post button. I feel there is a message hidden within the story. Read between the lines as always. The yellow brick road is a dangerous path.
CIA director, David Petraeus, resigns his post over an affair. I don’t normally use this blog for political means as this county has no political or social solution to its troubles in my opinion, which has no humbleness. The CIA director resigned because he had an affair. This is the agency which mind controlled and experimented on innocent and unsuspecting people. This is the same agency which tortured me as a child and programmed me to be an assassin for them since childhood. This is the same agency which destroyed documents relating to mind control in the 1970’s. This is the same agency which overthrows entire countries and it’s current director, David Petraeus, resigns because he and some bimbo shared a glass of wine and romped in some hotel? I find it interesting he waited until after the election to ask the president to accept his resignation.Was he waiting to see if Obama was going to be re-elected or did the re-election cause him to be forced out of his position? I feel certain there is more to this breaking news. There is a lot of posturing going in on the military ranks. With this resignation, Patraeus doesn’t have to testify before congress about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. How convenient for Patraeus to resign and not have to speak on how the president allegedly allowed the attacks to happen because a military response would put a dark cloud on the re-election campaign. I smell a stinker here, a real rank stinker. People are people, they have affairs, they make decisions which hurt themselves and others. They don’t quit the top position at the CIA! This article is not intended to be a hit piece, but I’m calling bull sh*t on the timing. Timing is very important in politics. I suspect the weasel will go POP real soon.
CIA Director David Petraeus resigned his post on Friday, confessing to having shown “extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.” The former Army general rocketed to global prominence as the man in charge of the “surge” in Iraq and later the commander of American forces in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama said Petraeus had led the Central Intelligence Agency “with characteristic intellectual rigor, dedication and patriotism.”
“I am completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission, and I have the utmost confidence in Acting Director Michael Morell and the men and women of the CIA who work every day to keep our nation safe,” the president said in a written statement.
“Going forward, my thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Holly Petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. I wish them the very best at this difficult time,” Obama continued.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a statement that did not specify a reason for Petraeus’ departure but praised his colleague extensively.
“From his long, illustrious Army career to his leadership at the helm of CIA, Dave has redefined what it means to serve and sacrifice for one’s country,” said Clapper.
Petraeus went to work as CIA chief in September 2011 after heading up the war in Afghanistan. He had drawn fire in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. His departure comes barely a week before he was scheduled to testify about the assault in closed-door sessions with the intelligence committees of the Senate and House of Representatives. Morell was expected to take his place, congressional aides said.
Petraeus’ resignation letter, quoted by several news outlets, centered on his personal behavior.
“Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours,” he said. “This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.”
Petraeus, 60, has been described as the father of the military’s counterinsurgency doctrine. The charismatic officer had been cited as a possible future presidential or vice presidential prospect.
His wife, Holly, has worked inside the Obama administration, serving at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee and one of Petraeus’ most outspoken admirers, said the general “will stand in the ranks of America’s greatest military heroes.”
“His inspirational leadership and his genius were directly responsible—after years of failure—for the success of the surge in Iraq,” McCain said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”
In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, said, “I very much regret the resignation of David Petraeus. This is an enormous loss for our nation’s intelligence community and for our country.
“I wish President Obama had not accepted this resignation, but I understand and respect the decision,” Feinstein added.